Natural Resources Technology

at Central Lakes College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Are you concerned about biodiversity, environmental pollution, endangered species, and the future quality of human life? Do you want to learn skills needed for assessing, implementing and evaluating land and water practices as part of an integrated wildlife program? Graduates in Natural Resources use their knowledge and develop skills in forestry, fisheries, wildlife, and parks and recreation. They have learned the identification of organisms, methods for collecting data, and resource management principles. The Natural Resource Program prepares students for work in the Natural Resource field by providing a well-rounded background of course work and the opportunity to work with specialists in the field through internships. Credits can be transferred to a four-year college with which we have special transfer agreements, including the University of Minnesota at Crookston and the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

Program Locations

  • Central Lakes College, Brainerd 56401

Labor Market Information

  • Conservation Scientists
  • Median wage:$32.37/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Forest and Conservation Technicians
  • Median wage:$20.56/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
  • Median wage:$85,265/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
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Central Lakes College
Central Lakes College
501 W. College Drive Brainerd, MN 56401 Toll-Free: (800) 933-0346 Local: (218) 855-8037 TTY: (218) 855-8224